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The '''Socialist Party of Texas (SPTX)''' is a democratic socialism|democratic socialist political party in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the state chapter of the Socialist Party USA. It was founded in 1906 as an affiliate of the Socialist Party of America. In United States presidential election, 1912|1912, the SPTX effectively tied the Republican and Progressive Parties in votes. In Texas gubernatorial election, 1914|1914 and Texas gubernatorial election, 1916|1916, the Socialist Party surpassed the Republican Party in the state.Alwyn Barr, "SOCIALIST PARTY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/was01), accessed January 15, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. The Socialist Party of America voted 73:34 to change its name to Social Democrats, USA in December 1972. SPUSA was founded in 1973,...
Party nameSocialist Party of Texas
Party articletitleSocialist Party USA
Party logoImage:Socialist Party of Texas logo.png|200px|Socialist Party logo
Chairman| senateleader = None
HouseleaderNone
Foundation1973
HeadquartersWest Warren St. Pharr, TX
IdeologyDemocratic socialism|Democratic socialism
PositionLeft-wing
Internationalnone
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